2010 Camaro RS/SS drag races its 1968 counterpart… on a bridge?!

It’s a classic case of old versus new, classic versus current, father versus son. A 1968 Chevy Camaro RS/SS lines up against a 2010 Camaro with the same options packages. According to the comments on YouTube, the ’68 is anything but stock, with a 406 cubic inch small-block V8 mated with a five-speed manual Tremec transmission and a 3.73:1 posi rear end. This powertrain combination helps level the odds against the newer and more powerful (in stock form, at least) 2010 model, though we can’t say if the new car has is fitted with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

In any case, the race is a close one and, as often is the case with such feuds, the winning driver is probably the one that can make the best use of the available traction. Speaking of which, racing cars out on public roads is never a good idea – even if there isn’t any other traffic – and posting the law-breaking antics on YouTube probably isn’t a particularly smart move either, given that the authorities seem to be combing the website for lawbrakers these days. In any case, click past the break to watch it all go down on video. As an added bonus, we’ve included a second video of the same 2010 Camaro lining up against a 1972 big-block Chevelle.